IGEF Subgroup II Meeting on Renewable Energy

On 16 June 2020, the first Subgroup II meeting of the year on Renewable Energy under the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) took place via video conference. It was Co-Chaired by Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser, Head of Division Bilateral Energy Cooperation, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Government of Germany and Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary Solar, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. The meeting was attended by representatives of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI), KfW Development Bank, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), GIZ and IGEF Support Office.

The Co-Chairs briefed each other on recent developments in the renewable energy sector with focus on green recovery measures of their respective countries. Co-Chair Dr. Falken-Grosser informed about the opportunities for green recovery in Germany and Co-Chair Shri Sinha informed about India’s commitment on renewable energy capacity additions. Besides this there were input presentations on “Investment opportunities for German companies in India and support by MNRE” by Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha (MNRE), “Financing of innovative renewable energy projects in India” by Dr. Jürgen Welschof (KfW) and “Round-the-clock renewables tenders” by Shri S K Mishra (SECI). Furthermore, Mr. Tobias Winter, IGEF-SO reported on the current status of activities under the IGEF Subgroup II. 

Dr. Falken-Grosser and Shri Sinha both expressed gratitude for the fruitful cooperation and look forward to implementing the jointly agreed activities.

You can find the presentation by Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser on Green Recovery - The German economic recovery package here

You can find the presentation by Shri S K Mishra, Director, Solar Energy Cooperation of India (SECI) on Round the Clock (RTC) RE Projects here.